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Dumb BMX question maybe? What frame, seat, bars, wheels for 6'1" rider?

Old 09-18-15, 12:06 PM
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What frame, seat, bars, wheels for 6'1" rider?

If I were building a BMX bike for a person 6'1" tall? what size frame, stem, bars, wheels, seat post would I need? ..........

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Google Greg Hill and Stompin' Stu Thomsen , Gary "The Lumberjack" Laninovich --- among others ----- these hombre's were all well over 6'

You're not tall enough to need anything special
- If you want to race -- any Pro XL or Pro XXL frame size will serve you well --- unless you are pretty hefty you shouldnt need anything too far out of left field on the component choices you stated

If this is a rider or a cruiser and you want something a tad more comfortable -- a 24" full size cruiser would do you well ------- I have no racing aspirations but just like riding the track occasionally - so i use a 26" SE Cruiser
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Thanks DMC707. I have a 14" frame, 24" wheels, Norco chrome moutaineer. What would I need to make this a cruiser? New back wheel? BmX handle bars? New chain ring? What else? Have you a pic of yours you could post so I can see what it could look like?
Thanks Leonard.

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Originally Posted by elmore leonard
Thanks DMC707. I have a 14" frame, 24" wheels, Norco chrome moutaineer. What would I need to make this a cruiser? New back wheel? BmX handle bars? New chain ring? What else? Have you a pic of yours you could post so I can see what it could look like?
Thanks Leonard.



You have a mountain bike designed for a 13 or 14 year old kid --- You could make it look the part somewhat with a bmx stem and handlebars , but the dropouts are not designed for single speed use -- converting to single speed dropouts would cost more than it would cost to score a bmx frame- but those may be do-able if you fiddle with the chain length .

The seat tube angle and head tube angle are not the same as a bmx machine and the top tube length may be different ---
You could go with a single chainring up front and keep the rear shifter and make it sorta' a geared cruiser -- which might be a fun project though
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The top frame on the norco mini is only 18"'s and the seat tube 13.5"'s.. The bike in your pic is probably over 24”'s? I have seen seat post that bend towards the rear but not sure if they are a in stock order item or custom bent. i will hunt for one and see.
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here's some pics of my work in progress.
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Originally Posted by elmore leonard
here's some pics of my work in progress.
I'm sure that's fun to mess around with (I like "Frankenbikes" as well), but it's definitely not a serious BMX bike.

You know, the old "lipstick on a pig" saying....?
; )

Check out https://cruiserrevolution.com
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Your right it is not a BMX. The top bar is too short for one thing. I have completed it and it is a good exercise bike. Once or twice around the block and you can feel it in the thigh muscles. You would probably have to ride 2 hours on a road bike to get the 10 minute workout I get on this bike. I now need to find a long, set back seat post to make it a little more comfortable. The ones I see on the net are quite expensive. I will bide my time until I find one at a reasonable price or on Craigs List. The other day I picked up a Rocky Mountain Whistler at the side of a garbage can, knocked on the door and the owner said it was left as garbage. It had the frame, bottom bracket and front shocks. Everything else was gone. So I have that to work on now. Have wheels from my parts bin and need a read deraleur, handle bars, brake and gear levers and post and seat which I may have most of as well.. The 15" frame and shocks are in really good shape.

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I have an eastern desist its very fast and light its around 20lbs its black and purple and im 6foot , im selling it for a steal so let me know
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Bikes are a hobby. I like to find old bikes and fix them up. Thanks for the offer anyway.
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Originally Posted by DMC707


You have a mountain bike designed for a 13 or 14 year old kid --- You could make it look the part somewhat with a bmx stem and handlebars , but the dropouts are not designed for single speed use -- converting to single speed dropouts would cost more than it would cost to score a bmx frame- but those may be do-able if you fiddle with the chain length .

The seat tube angle and head tube angle are not the same as a bmx machine and the top tube length may be different ---
You could go with a single chainring up front and keep the rear shifter and make it sorta' a geared cruiser -- which might be a fun project though
Actually horizontal dropouts are fine for single speed, it's what beach cruisers normally have.
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